Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Beautiful Maine USA
The Blue Meanie turns 500,,,,, K !!
My personal GTV6, the 'Blue Meanie', aka the 'ex Greg Gordon' car, has just reached the milestone of 500,000 miles. I love this car and will never sell it, it has shared some amazing roads with me, been raced by me and has a great history. I hope Greg will chime in with a story or two here.
Its original 2.5 lasted till 400 K, when an oil pressure loss caused its demise. I have, since then, had 3 different 3.0s in it, one untested one turned out to smoke too much, the next one lunched when the belt tensioner failed while racing, and the current one which has over 200 K is going strong, albeit a bit noisy !
I drive it 10 months a year, except for the couple months in the winter where the roads are too rough for a lowered car here in Maine.
I have only heard of one other GTV6 to hit 500K, in Texas I believe?
This is the most ferocious GTV6 I have owned, very fast and handles extremely well.
A big cheer for Alfa GTV6's in general, and the Blue Meanie in particular!
The " Save the Rusty Alfa Society"
43 Alfas at the moment [ I think], I'll be able to tell better when the snow melts